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Would Senate Republicans Really Block Any Supreme Court Nomination Hillary Clinton Makes?

Supreme Court Issues Multiple Rulings

Two Republican Senators are exchanging barbs over the idea that the GOP should block any attempt by Hillary Clinton to nominate anyone to the Supreme Court if she becomes President.

Clinton-Cartwright Comparisons Don’t Hold Up


Clinton is getting no special treatment by the standards of her high-powered peers.

John McCain Says Republicans Will Refuse To Confirm Any Clinton SCOTUS Nominee

Supreme Court Building

John McCain said that Senate Republicans will unite to block any Supreme Court appointment by a President Hillary Clinton.

Supreme Court Begins New Term Short A Member And Without Any Real Blockbuster Cases

Supreme Court Building

The Supreme Court begins another term faced with the prospect of having to spend much of their time dealing with the fact that they’re short a member.

Roy Moore Removed From Office Again


It looks like we won’t have Roy Moore to kick around anymore.

Suspect Arrested In Seattle Area Mall Shooting

Seattle Mall Shooting

Late  last night, police announced that they had taken the suspect in Friday night’s shooting spree at a Seattle area mall into custody, but many questions remain unanswered: A 20-year-old man was taken into custody on Saturday night in connection with a shooting that killed five people on Friday at a mall north of Seattle, […]

Five Dead In Mall Shooting In Washington State, Gunman Still At Large

Seattle Mall Shooting

A late night attack at a shopping mall, and a suspect still at large have raised tensions in Seattle.

Oklahoma Police Officer Charged In Shooting Death Of African-American Man


An Oklahoma police officer has been charged in the shooting death of an African-American man while North Carolina authorities continue to balk on releasing a video in a shooting case there.

This Time, Anthony Weiner Could Be In Serious Legal Trouble

Image: Rep. Anthony Weiner Admits To Tweeting Lewd Photo, Lying

Less than a month after he was back in the news with another sexting scandal  that led his wife Huma Abedin to file for divorce, former Congressman Anthony Weiner faces what could be some very serious legal problems: Federal authorities in New York have issued a subpoena for records pertaining to allegations that Anthony D. […]

Protests Erupt In The Wake Of Police Shootings In Oklahoma And North Carolina

Police Pistol

After two questionable police shootings, protests erupted overnight in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Suspect In New York City, New Jersey Bombings Captured By Police

NYC Ezplosion

Just about two days after setting off bombs in New Jersey and New York City, a suspect is in custody.

Federal Prosecutors Will Not Retry Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell

Bob McDonnell Maureen McDonnell

After a unanimous Supreme Court victory, Bob McDonnell won’t be facing another corruption trial.

Hijacking the National Anthem


Athletes are sitting out the Star Spangled Banner to air their grievances. Management is pushing back.

Bill Cosby’s Sexual Assault Trial Set For June 2017

Bill Cosby In Court

A long way off, but there are some important pre-trial matters to resolve between now and then.

Santa Clara Police Threaten to Not Do Job Over Cartoon Socks


Blue feelings matter.

Republicans Starting To Cave On “No Hearings, No Votes” For Merrick Garland?

Merrick Garland Supreme Court Nomination

Comments from one Republican Senator are raising the possibility we could see hearings and a vote on Merrick Garland during the post-election lame duck session of Congress.

Federal Court Blocks Department Of Education Guidelines On Bathroom Access For Transgender Students

Transgender Bathroom Sign

A Federal Court has barred the Federal Government from enforcing guidelines on the rights of transgender students in public schools.

Even If Clinton Wins, Don’t Expect Supreme Court Justices To Start Retiring Immediately

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Early indications are the Ruth Bader Ginsburg and other older Justices don’t plan on leaving any time soon.

Delaware Supreme Court Strikes Down Death Penalty As Unconstitutional

Death Chamber

The death penalty appears to be effectively dead in Delaware thanks to a decision by the State Supreme Court.

Federal Judge Strikes Down North Dakota’s Voter ID Law


A Federal Judge in North Dakota has struck down that state’s Voter ID Law, the fourth such decision in less than a month.

Federal Courts Strike Down Voter ID Laws In Wisconsin, North Carolina


Big losses for proponents of Voter ID laws in two swing states.

Charges Dropped Against Remaining Officers In Freddie Gray Case

Baltimore Police

After four straight losses, prosecutors in Baltimore are throwing in the towel in the Freddie Gray case.

Judge Orders John W. Hinckley Jr. Freed

Reagan Assassination Attempt

Thirty five years after trying to kill President Reagan, John W. Hinckley Jr. is close to being a free man.

Federal Court Rules Texas Voter ID Law Violates Voting Rights Act

Voter ID Required Sign

A big setback for one of the most restrictive Voter ID Laws in the country.

Trial Of Fourth Baltimore Police Officer In Freddie Gray Case Ends In Acquittal

Baltimore Police

Another acquittal in Baltimore leads to questions about whether or not prosecutors should continue with the trials against the officers involved in the Freddie Gray matter.

Three Police Officers Killed, Multiple Others Injured, In Baton Rouge

Another targeted killing aimed at police.

Tom Brady Abandons ‘Deflategate’ Appeals, Will Serve Suspension Beginning In September

Patriots Colts

New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady has abandoned his option to appeal the ‘Deflategate’ ruling to the Supreme Court and will serve his four game suspension beginning in September.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Regrets Anti-Trump Comments


Justice Ginsburg walks back her comments about the presumptive Republican nominee.

Tom Brady, N.F.L.P.A. Lose Petition For Full Second Circuit Review

Patriots Colts

Tom Brady and the N.F.L. Player’s Association suffered another legal setback in their appeal of the ‘Deflategate’ suspension.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Attacks Donald Trump, Raising Judicial Ethics Questions

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Justice Ginsburg made some recent comments about the election that have, to say the least, raised some eyebrows.

Police Killing People with Drones

HUTCHINS, TX - JUNE 13: Dallas Police use a robot to gain access to an armoured van, which authorities believed was rigged with explosives, and was driven by a suspect who attacked Dallas Police Headquarters in Dallas, Texas, June 13, 2015. A lone shooter in an armored van, believed to be rigged with explosives, opened fire on the Dallas Police Headquarters early Saturday morning. The shooter reportedly unleashed multiple rounds and planted explosive devices around the station before leading police on a chase that ended in a standoff in the parking lot of a fast food resturant. (Photo by Stewart F. House/Getty Images)

The Dallas shooting spree ended with police killing the perpetrator with a drone. I’m okay with that.

Eleven Dallas Police Officers Shot, Five Dead, In Ambush At Protest

Dallas Police

A horrific night in Dallas.

Two Shootings, 1,000 Miles And 2 Days Apart, Bring Police Misconduct Back Into The Spotlight

Two cases quite a distance from each other, but in both police seem to be acting with a ‘shoot first, ask questions later’ attitude, especially when it comes to African-American men.

Homicide Rate At 51 Year Low

Homicide Rate

If you listened to politicians or the media, you wouldn’t know that homicide rates are at a level unseen since 1963.

Former Fox News Host Gretchen Carlson Accuses Roger Ailes Of Harassment In Lurid Detail

Gretchen Carlson

If the allegations of a new lawsuit are true, things are truly lurid behind the scenes at Fox News Channel.

Federal Judge Strikes Down Law Granting Special Protections To Same-Sex Marriage Opponents


Mississippi tried to provide special protection to opponents of same-sex marriage and transgender rights. A Federal District Court Judge, properly, finds the law to be unconstitutional.

Hillary Clinton Interviewed By F.B.I. Regarding Private Server Investigation

Hillary Clinton Blackberry

In a sign that the ongoing F.B.I. investigation into her use of a private email server and handling of classified information is coming to an end, the former Secretary of State was interviewed by Federal Agents today.

Attorney General Will Defer To F.B.I. In Investigation Of Hillary Clinton’s Email

Loretta Lynch

Attorney General Loretta Lynch will essentially recuse herself from making a decision about indictments in the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email server.

From the “You Can’t Make this Stuff up File”


Via AL.com: Man wearing skeleton costume, 2 others steal erectile dysfunction drugs from Alabama pharmacy.

SCOTUS Declines To Hear Appeal Of Pharmacists With Religious Objection To ‘Morning After’ Pill

Plan B

The Supreme Court won’t hear the appeal of a pharmacist who objects to providing the ‘morning after’ pill.

The Fourth Amendment Was Meant To Protect All Of Us, Not Just The “Innocent”


When it comes to the protections of the Fourth Amendment, it doesn’t matter if you’re “guilty” or “innocent,” it protects all of us.

The Beginning Of The End Of The ‘Conservative’ Supreme Court

Supreme Court Building

Depending on the outcome of the election, the Supreme Court’s just concluded term will most likely be remembered as the point at which the Court’s rightward tilt that began at the end of the Warren Court Era came to an end.

In McDonnell Decision, Supreme Court Places Important Limits On Prosecutors


In overturning former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s conviction, the Supreme Court has sent a powerful message to overly zealous prosecutors.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Abortion Law


The Supreme Court has handed down a major abortion rights ruling that reaffirms the central reasoning of Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, and makes it less likely that Roe will ever be overturned.

Supreme Court Unanimously Overturns Bob McDonnell Conviction

Bob McDonnell Maureen McDonnell

The Supreme Court at its best and therefore its most frustrating.

Lyle Denniston Leaving SCOTUSBlog

Lyle Denniston

A true legend in legal journalism is moving on.

SCOTUS Rules DUI Blood Tests Require Search Warrant, But Breath Tests Do Not

DUI Checkpoint

The Supreme Court balances the Fourth Amendment against public safety concerns and, for the most part, gets it right.

Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action Based College Admissions Program


In a somewhat surprising opinion from Justice Kennedy, the Supreme Court upheld the University of Texas’s race-based admissions program.

Deadlocked Supreme Court Leaves Obama’s Immigration Relief Plan Blocked


Thanks to a 4-4 tie, President Obama’s temporary immigration relief program remains blocked by a Federal Court Injunction.

Trial Of Freddie Gray Police Van Driver Ends In Acquittal

Baltimore Police

The trial of the man who was believed to be the most culpable in the death of Freddie Gray has been acquitted, calling the entire prosecution strategy into question.

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